Residents visa and proving income

So I am 70 years old and retired and want to apply for a year or two's residency.

I understand that I must prove income of 500 usd per month - My pension from the UK is about this amount so will a bank statement showing this suffice for the application. 

If not can I transfer savings from the UK to a bank in Turkey to cover the amount for a year or two and as I understand that I need a residents permit to open a bank account - how do I do this ? 

In addition once transferred is it easy to repatriate these funds to the UK again at a later date.

Thanks in advance

New topic

Expatriate health insurance in Turkey

Free advice and quotation service to choose an expat health insurance in Turkey

Moving to Turkey

Find tips from professionals about moving to Turkey

Travel insurance in Turkey

Enjoy a stress-free travel across Turkey

Flights to Turkey

Find the best prices for your flight tickets to Turkey